More than 50 per cent of 1,130 affected buildings in Ha’apai have been destroyed, with a further 34 per cent having major damage
Of the 17 primary and secondary schools affected in Ha’apai, 13 have major damage.
Immediate challenge is logistics to distribute relief and recovery items to outer islands, as well as within affected areas.
The Government continues to manage the response without a call for formal international assistance. Bilateral assistance has been accepted from NZ, Australia, OCHA, IFRC. Other countries have offered to provide relief items.
The UN Resident Coordinator, on behalf of the Pacific Humanitarian Team, submitted a formal offer of support to the Prime Minister of Tonga.
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
- To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit https://www.unocha.org/.